Seemingly nice, but greedy....ended up taking a higher percentage commission because he knew it was a good deal for the buyers and they were really interested. I asked around and every agent I spoke with said it was not illegal, but unethical!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Boca Raton, FL.
We hired Mr. Rathbun to sell our house because he was experienced and very knowledgeable about the area. We were extremely disappointed with his work ethic from the very beginning. Mr. Rathbun went on vacation soon after our house was listed for approximately 3 weeks. This was not a problem; however he was on a boat and very hard to contact. When I asked if there was someone that could act as a liaison from his office until he returned, he said that would not be necessary. I came to him for his "expertise" and he was often unavailable, and rarely responded to my emails or phone calls. My husband and I continued to show our house and field realtors' calls during the weeks that he was away. When it came time for our closing, he went out of town again and was not able to attend. There was no customer service whatsoever! Maybe in his early days he was motivated to do a good job, but it was evident to us, very early on that he was there to collect a "hefty" commission and that was all. I will not be using Mr. Rathbun for any future real estate transactions, and if you are looking for a team player that will work WITH you, I wouldn’t recommend that you use him either.
Sold a Single Family home in 1995 in Boca Raton, FL.
Don Ranthbun is the quintessential realtor. Thorough, detailed, and the best concierge realtor I have ever worked with. Don assisted me through two sales and I continue to call on his expertise. He is not your 'everyday' realtor. He is an example to realtors.
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of working with Don on both sides of our home sale and purchase. Even prior to listing with him, he made himself available to provide honest feedback and consultation. His knowledge about the local real estate market was quite impressive and his industry experience clearly shows in his dealings with others.
Once we decide to list with him, he was quick to put things in motion, and our home sold in a matter of weeks. When we started looking for our future home, he was able to quickly identify our likes and dislikes and hone in on areas of potential interest. Don worked tirelessly looking for our perfect house, filtering through listings on what must have been a constant basis. He also made himself available to show us properties, often on several occasions. When we finally found our new home, Don worked with the seller to get the deal done. Even after the transaction, he followed up to make sure that the transition was going smoothly. We highly recommend him.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Boca Raton, FL.
We had one of the easiest home selling experiences that I have ever heard of, thanks to Don. We were in the process of building a new home. Don was able to find a buyer for our current home. The best part was that the buyer allowed us to rent back from then while our new house continued to be built!
Don is fair, honest, hardworking, and ethical. What more could you ask for in a person. I would definitely recommend him as a realtor.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Boca Raton, FL.
I couldn't believe it. Don sold my home on the first day -- and that was before the market started to recover! It was the second time I had dealt with him so I was not surprised with his professionalism. He is a legend in the Pheasant Walk community and deserves his excellent reputation. I highly recommend Don Rathbun.
J. V. Boca Raton
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Boca Raton, FL.
Once Don knew our needs, he was on a mission! He found our home in our exact location and price range and didn't waste our time showing us anything but absolute possibilities. He gave us excellent advise and guidance throughout the entire process, making the home buying process almost a pleasure;) Don was always available when needed, stayed on top of all paperwork and kept us on track for a smooth closing. I would recommend Don Rathbun to anyone and everyone. Excellent at what he does, knowledgable about the entire process and a true gentleman! Thank you, Don! Loving our new home:)
To Property Buyers & Sellers,
I came to Boca Raton in September 2012 with an intention to buy a detached single family house. Despite a moderate budget, I have a long wish list: a large house, a big yard with a pool, 3+ bedrooms & 2+ baths, in nice conditions and a very good location with great schools. For the money I have, I want to get a lot. Isn't it the same for first-time home buyers who want to make it perfect? The truth is, it is real hard to find! After a couple weeks of hunting and driving around and around in various neighborhoods and seeing so many houses, I just could not find what I wanted, and I was getting disapointed, very stressed and exhausted. Well...there is always a silver lining. As I was just about to give up, I accidentally walked into an open house and bumped into Don Rathbun. This gentleman was REAL GOOD to help me out, and in the end found exactly what I want and made my wish list come true!
Don is by no means an agent who talks me into buying a house by changing my nice-to-have list so that he can profit off a quick sale. Instead, he went out of his way to help me by truly putting himself in my shoes. His ability to understand and capture precisely clients' needs and concerns is exceptional; his much seaoned experience and 38 years of outstanding track records and reputation makes him a very trusted agent by both buyers and sellers; his intuition to link seemingly disconnected dots and turn it into a win-win situation for all parties is astonishing; above all, he has GREAT work ethincs: working day and night to get things done real fast, truly taking good care of his client, being very fair and honest with all parties.
I had a great pleasure working with Don. If I hadn't bumped into him at that Saturday open house, I don't believe I'd be packing up now and ready to go home with this great news for my family. My experience tells me that having a great agent makes a huge difference in the process of finding your dream home: it saves your time and it gets you the best buy! That's why I am coming back January 2013 to ask Don to find me a second house (a family investment).
I am lucky to find Don, and to all my fellow home-buyers, I would like to share this luck with you. If you want to buy/sell a house in Boca Raton, Don is the man you need!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Boca Raton, FL.
Don was the best real estate agent we have ever used and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent who they can trust and who knows the market best. We told Don exactly what we were looking for and he did all the work to find us our perfect home. He also sold our existing home after only 2 days of being on the market and at top value in the market. If we are ever in need of a real estate agent in the future, Don will be the first person we contact.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Boca Raton, FL.
Unlike our past experiences with two other agents, we had a wonderful business relationship with Don. He helped us buying a home.We liked his quality of not being over -aggressive in asking us to agree/respond. He gave us time and liberty to think and provided useful information instead of being pushy to agree.He was very prompt to email /phone questions, no matter how silly the questions. If you are planning to buy a house, he's definitely the right guy!!!!